Why is a Temporary Assignment Good for You?

September 26th, 2018

If you are looking for work, you should strongly consider taking a temporary assignment for your next job. While many people aren’t sure if temp work is right for them, there are some significant benefits to working as a temp, at least for a period of time. Some of the big benefits of taking on a temporary assignment include:

  • Getting your foot in the door. Many companies are reluctant to bring on untested full-time workers. If these businesses hire you as a temp, they may decide you’re a good fit for their organization and want to bring you on full time. Your temp job could help you get in at a great company where you might otherwise have a hard time getting hired.
  • Getting experience for your resume. Temp jobs are a great way to build up your skills, so you’ll be a more attractive candidate for companies. You can enhance your resume greatly by showing you’ve held positions for top companies and you’ve completed lots of projects to help businesses succeed.
  • Making industry connections. Working a temp job can give you a chance to meet people in your industry who may know of other opportunities or may be willing to help advance your career in other ways. The bigger your professional network, the more likely it is you will be able to find rewarding work.
  • Avoiding gaps in employment. Some employers are reluctant to hire people who have taken extended time off. If you are having trouble finding a full-time position, it may be easier to take on some temp work to fill gaps in your resume than to explain later why you took so much time off.

If you are looking for temp work that could help you improve your skills and be beneficial in landing a full-time job in the future, SmartTalent can help you find a position that is right for you. Our staffing professionals help qualified candidates find temp work in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas, so give us a call today to learn more.

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